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in on september 11. >> tomorrow, president obama and congressional leaders will be meeting at the white house or the first time since the election to talk about the fiscal cliff. president obama will ask for 1.5 trillion dollars -- $1 trillion taxes. an officer0, in a shooting last is all because of a fake handgun. an officer was let into a home .o serve a piece order while inside, the officer said a man came down the stairs replica hand gun. the officer shot him, fatally him.ing the officer is on leave while it investigated. coming up, five-hour energy and your health. that trend could endanger lives. >> coming up, we will tell you how a 16-year-old girl from a y virginia suburb was a sex slave. story every parent to see. >> i am bob ryan. a few raindrops. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 35 dollars and a frozen safeway turkey is 59 cents a pound. or spend 35 dollars and get a fresh sha
, was at the white house. neither woman met with president obama during their visits. >> at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, discussions on the fiscal cliff. nancy pelosi and john boehner met with the president this morning. with six weeks left to go, work has to be done quickly. rebecca is live with more on the talks. >> the calendar is showing it is just a few weeks until we fall off the so-called fiscal cliff. that is when extended unemployment benefits will expire, tax cuts will expire, and the automatic spending cuts will go into effect. today congressional leaders were promising they would meet the deadline. >> inside the white house republican house speaker john boehner and president obama sat side by side both insisting they want and will find macdill. >> our challenge is to make sure that we are able to cooperate, work together, find common ground, make some tough compromises, build some consensus to do the people's business. >> coming out of the meeting are rare image of bipartisan ship. >> we have the recognition that every person in america knows we would not reach agreem
with congressional leaders over at the white house. the last couple of days, president obama has struck a very sort of -- i would say defiant tone standing firm when he's talked to progressive groups, labor union leaders about standing firm on his promises during the campaign about letting the bush tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. is that a nonnegotiable position or is i expected to tell members of -- or is he expected to tell members of congress, maybe we can let that go up a little higher as part of a grand bargain? >> everything is negotiable but not on the first day right? so today the meeting will be a lot of position posturing opening statements we expect by the president and we expect statements afterwards by the lawmakers. the republicans have shown some willingness to compromise on the issue of revenue not on the issue of raising the rates and so these are the starting positions for both. the trick is that it is highly unlikely they'll actually get a grand bargain by the end of the year. so
and budget for the obama white house. he will be joining other economic gurus. nice to have you with us. >> good to be here. >> thank you for that. you said it's most likely we're going to go over the fiscal cliff and it seriously raised -- if that -- unless there is -- then there's that deal cut in january or mid january, something like that. so you said first the cliff, then there will be some deal. do you still think that's how it's going to happen? >> i hope not. but i think there's still a significant risk. you just heard mr. mcconnell say that he would not support raising tax rates at all. mr. boehner has said similar things. the administration seems to be open to perhaps tax rates not going up quite as much as they initially proposed but they're still absolutely insistent on those tax rate increases of some size. there's a lot that has to come together in a short period of time in order to get a deal. it's not impossible. but i think the risk of at least temporarily going over this cliff is significant. >> so, zanny minton-beddoughs says it's not a cliff. it's like a blue slope o
the discussions of the time lines, what is also clear that it took the obama white house more than a week to publicly say that it was terrorism. so you do have this discrepancy. the cia director saying it was terrorism, really right out of the gate but the white house having this lag of eight days, bill. bill: a specific question here. answer it as best as you can. what do we believe general petraeus thought that anti-muslim film contributed specifically now to what was happening in benghazi? do we know officially yet how he believes the film either played a part or did not play a part? >> we don't know from the readout from lawmakers outside of that hearing this morning but, i would pay particularly attention to what we just heard from the ranking member. several lawmakers have now described how the first attack seemed more disjointed. not very coordinated as these militants overran the consulate. and the second attack on the cia annex seemed to have much more command-and-control. it was far more organized. it had the use of mortars. mortars are an indicator of premeditation. there may w
's recent comments where he claimed president obama won the white house by offering gifts or government services to minorities and young voters. louisiana governor bobby jindal took his criticism of romney a step further saying the gop needs to appeal to more than 53% of the electorate which is obviously a clear jab at romney's 47% reference during the campaign. >> this is completely unhelpful h is not where the republican party needs to g we want -- if you want voters to like you, the first thing you have to do is like them first and it is certainly not helpful to tell voters you think their votes were bought. that's not a way to show them you like them. people on food stamps don't want to be there and are there because they can't get better paying jobs. our responsibility to have do things to have them have a better life. >> marco rubio of florida offering his own carefully worded reaction to romney telling politico, quote, i don't want to rebut him point by point. i would just say to you, i don't believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that don't want to
didn't spark the assault... contradicting president obama and other white house officials. >> the ambassador's statement represented the best possible and for mission without jeopardize in classified information. ... the cia eventually approved the white house's decision to remove "al-qaeda" from the assessment, but didn't give a reason why. a lawmaker did ask petraeus if his affair had any impact on his testimony, and he said "no." the cia launches an investigation into petraeus. as we mentioned, petraeus suddenly resigned from the post last week... because he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. the c-i-a says the purpose of its investigation is simple: to see if there are any lessons to learn from this scandal. attorney general eric holder said yesterday petraeus' affair didn't compromise national security. the context is a little clearer... about the f-b-i agent who helped start the investigation that led to petraeus' downfall. there were reports frederick humphries sent a photo of himself without a shirt on... to several people, includin
. it's friday, november 16th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: the showdown at the white house. president obama is corralling in friends and foes from congress today to figure out how to avert going over the fiscal cliff. meanwhile, the market continues to drift lower in what could become one of the worst weeks in months. dell dinged while gap is giddy. the computer company reported earnings last night. earnings were down 47% on slipping pc sales. however, dell backed its full-year forecast. gap shares rallied nearly 4% after the close on better-than-expected earnings news. fed chair ben bernanke says mortgage lending standards are too tight, preventing people with sturdy credit from buying homes. meanwhile, mortgage rates dropped to another record low. the 30-year drops a notch to 3.34%, the 15-year to 2.65. today's trader talk takes us around the world with gary kozlowski. good morning to you. > > good morning. > > let's start with the good old u.s. of a, and cliffs and bluffs. what is the market telling you about the so-called fiscal cliff? will we see a resolution? > > ther
on shore and it will be off and on rain today. heavy rain will come in this evening. >>> president obama meets with congressional leaders at the white house this morning to push for consensus on ways to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. the vice president will also attend. president obama wants any deficit reduction plan to include tax increases on the wealthy. republicans say that they will not accept higher tax rates. >>> federal express and ups say they are targets of a federal criminal investigation. the two shipping companies say the probe is related to their dealing with online pharmacies. those websites are at the center of an international crack down on prescription drug because abuse. that has led to dozens of arrests including seven in san francisco this year. >>> in overnight news a man is in critical condition after a run in with san francisco police. officers say they tried to stop him on foot near 37th avenue and fulton street at 11:25 last night. the man ran. they did catch up with him but he resisted arrest. paramedics had to give him cpr. now he's at the hospital with lif
some while visiting a fema disaster site. >>> the looming fiscal cliff takes center stage at the white house today. president obama is meeting with the leaders of both parties from the house and senate this morning to start negotiations on avoiding those automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. the president sits down with the head of 13 civil rights groups this afternoon to get their input on the negotiation. >>> adecision on the future of hostess brands -- a decision on the future of hostess brands is supposed to be announced today. hostess said if workers did not return to work by 5:00 p.m. yesterday, it would have to go into liquid situation. that would result in a loss of nearly 20,000 jobs. >>> it is an all-out attack on sugary junk food. ahead in about 10 minutes, schools are taking big steps to make sure your kids eat more healthy but is it working? we'll find out in just a moment. first, heress tucker barnes. >> we have some clouds and a couple of light showers. julie wright has a look at your traffic too right after the break. in celebration of over 75 years of our govern
americans. >>> and tomorrow president obama welcomes congressional leaders to the white house where they will be discussing that fiscal cliff and trying to figure out some sort of deal. if they can't make it happen on january 1st the bush era tax cuts expire and some drastic budget cuts will king. the president says any deal must include asking wealthier americans to pay more in taxes. >>> the president also toured staten island today, getting a firsthand look at the damage from superstorm sandy. he visited a neighborhood where 19 people were killed. the president thanked first responders, military personnel and fema workers for helping in the recovery. 47,000 new yorkers have applied for housing help through fema. many of them want the government to act faster. the president urged insurance companies to, quote, show some heart and some spirit in helping people rebuild. ,everyonce in awhile you hear the story of a person who has overcome unthinkable adversity to rise above and soar. tonight the children's defense fund honored ten such teens. >> eva maria, let me tell you about this
at the white house. president obama hosted cast and crew members. one of the movie's producers said that the president was incredibly moved by the film. director steven spielberg, actor daniel day lewis, who played abraham lincoln, and sally field were all said to be in attendance. they shot a lot of scenes of the movie in the richmond area. a lot of people excited to see this one. >> daniel day lewis is a genius. he's brilliant in everything he's done. he's amazing. you add steven spielberg and sally field. >> and the story. lincoln's story is amazing watch. >> so many movies to watch. "skyfall," "argo." i don't have the time. >> i've seen that. and twilight, of course. >> of course. >> and tom kierein is watching the skies this morning. >>> they're producing a few sprinkles around mainly south and east of washington. we talked about sprinkles and different types of weather when i visited bowie high school's ann annex. this was on wednesday in prince george's county and talked to a special needs program there. i want to thank teachers karen morrissey and cheryl alt for the invitati
it. president obama told a critical meeting on the fiscal cliff today at the white house but no matter what i am saying it will be higher tax rates for the rich in the new year. markets don't like it. opening bell next. stuart: the news background that will affect the market today, hostess gone, liquidated, no impact on markets whatsoever. more trouble in gaza, probably no major market index on stocks. the real free-market factor here is the ongoing obama post-election sell-off. down 700 points since the reelection of barack obama. where do we open this friday morning as we close out week? we will probably be ever so slightly higher. that is not much of the gain after a 700 point loss. a modest move up, i would buy everybody to watch for any leaks in headlines coming out of that meeting with the white house with president obama and congressional leaders. it is on the fiscal cliff. any week that comes out of there will probably affect and move the market. when is the last time you use a pc? may be like a lot of people you switched your computing to a smart phone. dell, ver
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're just a short time from president obama's meeting with congressional leaders at the white house. speaker john boehner and house minority leader nancy pelosi will be there and others at any moment to talk about the fiscal cliff. the president spoke to labor leaders and business executives earlier in the week. it's a busy day in washington, d.c. we'll have more on all of this we'll have more on all of this coming up. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement pla
, jon. and as you know, a few blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming fiscal cliff. everyone emerged saying the meeting was, quote, constructive. bipartisan. house minority leader nancy pelosi, who sat down with abc's martha raddatz, said she's confident a solution is within reach. >> one of everybody wants to make the best effort to get this done. hopefully that is possible. hopefully it is possible by the middle of december, so the confidence of the markets and most importantly, the confidence of the consumers, returns to infuse our economy with demand, which creates jobs. >> and we will see more of nancy pelosi and martha when martha sits in for george stephanopoulos sunday morning, hosting "this week." >>> and tonight, a town in west texas is grieving. it was supposed to be a celebration of veterans but that turned into a tragedy when the freight train smashed into a parade float. the parade float was stuck on the tracks in midland, texas, and then a screen described as a war zone, when he
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for the united states in all of this. and the white house is certainly closely watching the crisis play out. we're going to tell you what president obama is doing about it right now. plus, a look at the likely consequences of an all-out ground war in gaza. they are very disturbing. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america fo
posted. the looming fiscal cliff takes stage of the white house today when president obama sits down with congressional leaders on preventing a combination of tax increases and that will take effect in january. white house says the president trillion in $1.60 over the next decade. say they will accept but not higher tax rates. >> in prince george's county is verdict in the bowie state university murder trial. jurors acquitted alexis simpson and on all charges. charged with murdering her roommate dominique frazier in their dorm room last year. simpson said she acted in self- defense and the jury believed her. thank you jesus. that's all i want to say. is a god. believe. >> my friend got found not guilty because she is innocent. s not need to be walking the streets. >> simpson-bowles attorney says she will likely resume a study fall but most likely not at bowie state. >> there's an option for drivers hoping for a smooth commute. the new express lanes on the in northern open virginia. more.e carter has >> in the commonwealth, a new commuting option is just hours but it comes at a cost.
from the white house twitter account is a picture of president obama meeting with the u.s. women's gymnastics team in the oval office. pretty cool. >>> and last night nbc's "parks and recreation" featured vice president joe biden playing himself. we have a look behind the scenes as the vice president compares his job to situation comedy. >> now, i just want you to know i got to make two major speeches, meet a couple thousand people but it will be a hell of a lot easier than this for me. so thanks a lot. >> that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> let's take a check at wall street on this friday morning. the dow closed at 12,542 after losing 28 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 9. overseas markets had a better day. the nikkei shot up 194. the hang seng gained 50. >>> wall street will be watching today's first face-to-face fiscal cliff meeting. and there is a lot at stake here. the congressional budget office predicts a first half recession next year if the economy goes over that cliff. debt commission co-chair erskine bowles tells maria bartiromo why
making $250,000 or higher. sound familiar, chris. >> does a bit. thanks from the white house. president obama won reelection on a promise to raise taxes on high earners as a plan to raise our massive debt. republicans say they agree with the goal, but want to do it a different way than the president. jim angle tonight on their alternative. >> president obama wants to take money from wealthy taxpayers, republicans say they're willing to raise revenues, but not tax rates. and that leaves ample middle ground that could satisfy both, putting a cap on the amount of deductions any one person could claim, such as $50,000. >> that means the maximum number of deductions you can take is $50,000, you can take it for anything you want, but you can't take more than 50,000. >> the tax policy in washington found that would raise 750 billion dollars in revenue over ten years, accomplishing mr. obama's goal of getting more money from the wealthy. >> nearly all of it would come from high income people. remember that about 70% of people don't itemize at all. >> so, mitt romney once proposed the same idea
takes center stage at the white house today. president obama is meeting with the leaders of both parties from the house and senate this morning to start negotiations on avoiding the tax hikes and spending cuts. this afternoon the president will sit down with the heads of 13 civil rights groups to get their input on the negotiations. >>> there are worries of a looming war between israel and hamas after more rockets were fired from gaza overnight. this morning another rocket hit the biggest city of tel aviv. yesterday was the first time in 20 years air raid sirens went off in the capital. some 500 rockets were fired from gaza since wednesday and in responsiveness israel launched 150 air strikes, killing 20 palestinians. this morning israel is amassing tasks on the border and have called up thousands of reserve troops. >>> let's look at other top stories now. we start off with a shocking accident in texas. a freight train slammed into a flat bed truck full of wounded warriors. four were killed. 17 hurt. ten of them in critical condition. the soldiers were on a parade float yesterday when th
. >>> and at the white house today, president obama holds critical meetings with the top lawmakers about ways to avoid the looming tax increases and spending cuts, known as the fiscal cliff. and later, the president gathers input from leaders of the naacp, the aarp, as well as other advocacy groups, as well. >>> it's time, now, for the weather from across this country. wet along the california coast for most of the day. rain expected to spread up the coast to seattle and portland later in the day. and at night, the mid-atlantic region will see a few showers. scattered snow across the desert southwest. >> it is warmer than usual in colorado springs with highs of 61. 50s in chicago and indianapolis. fargo is the cool spot today at 37. honolulu, doesn't that sound nice? will enjoy a high of 83. >> life is tough in hawaii. >>> when we come back, how low can they go? new mortgage rates like we've never seen before. >>> and the future of twinkies, hanging in the balance today. will it all end with some sweet sorrow? >>> and twihards hit the midnight showings of the final "twilight" movie. and the first fan
werner, thanks, anna. at the white house today president obama met with congressional leaders to try to work out a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's the combination o severe budget cuts and tax hikes that will go into effect in january if there's no agreement on the budget. nancy cordes is at the white house and, nancy, it appears that everyone's at least a bit more optimistic now, right? >> reporter: that's right, anthony. today's meeting was just the first step and the outlines of a deal are still far from clear. but in the wake of last week's election, leaders from both sides appear more eager to compromise with one another than they have perhaps in years. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: the president, vice president and four top congressional leaders insisted they are willing to put their own sacred cows on the line to get a deal and calm jittery financial markets. >> to show our seriousness, we've put revee on the table. as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> reporter: in the meeting, house spe
. president obama, and four top congressional leaders will meet at the white house for talks. that raises the curtain on a six-week push to beat a january 1st deadline. if no deal is reached by then, $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts simply start taking effect. cnn's jill dougherty is live in our washington bureau. boehner has said he is open to discussing revenue increases that don't involve racing tax rates. tax rates. but that is something many other gop house members have vigorously opposed. is there a sense that the tide may be turning at this point? >> well, at this point, i would -- i think you'd have to say that this is their opening gambit. it is pretty locked in at this point. but there is some type of flexibility, especially on whether or not let's say the cutting loopholes, they would say, the republicans would say, you should do that. or you should have deductions. i should say cut deductions. the democrats say that doesn't add up at all. but let's look at what mitch mcconnell says, who's taking a harder line on all of this. >> we don't happen to think the gover
to make of this big meeting at the white house? president obama met with congressional leaders and they made optimistic noises about how they are confident they'll reach a deal to avoid the looming fiscal cliff? the meeting helped stem the tide of decline. it caused the averages to slightly rebound. the dow closing up 46 points, pretty impressive. call me cynical, but i think we need to be careful about getting too excited about any near term resolution. how many times during the debt ceiling debacle, remember that? did our leaders insist they could hammer out a deal. even a huge grand bargain to fix the deficit only to have the negotiations unravel. until we get a resolution, the fiscal cliff will be the most important issue out there. tonight as part of my game plan, i'm going to give the historical prism as long as the cliff is hanging over our heads. as a gristled veteran of the markets, i searched my memory for the perfect analog for this moment and found it in something that happened more than 20 years ago before i give you the investing framework for the next six weeks,
handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> the white house says president obama had a constructive meeting today with congressional leaders about the looming fiscal cliff. the president met with top house and senate leaders for more than an hour this morning at the white house. they began talks of how to avert the cliff of automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect january 1st. congressional leaders expressed confidence they could reach a deficit cutting deal before christmas. >>> the president also took a moment out during that financial meeting to talk with house speaker john boehner and wish him a happy birthday today. boehner turns 63 tomorrow. the president congratulated the speaker and shook his hand. he joked that the white house staff didn't get him a cake because they didn't know actually how many candles they would need. he gave boehner a birthday gift of a bottle of wine. >>> a stunning security breach. mother who crashed through a gate and started driving down an air port runway with her child in the car. >>> the frightening moment a driver plowed straight into a po
intelligence committee and at the same time at the white house president obama's closed door fiscal cliff talks with leaders of congress is on going. they all have to come out sometime. when they do, we are set with open mics ready to hear what they have to say about the incredibly important and top secret meetings. >>> we think as one might inspect of a military leader turned spy chief general petraeus rnz a thing or two about traveling under the radar and i have to clarify the back-to-back testimony of both the house and the senate is not necessarily about the affair that he has admitted to or the fallout from this affair, but it is more about the attack on the u.s. out post in benghazi, libya. that attack that killed our ambassador and three other americans on september 11th. this year's september 11th. dana bash is live now from capitol hill. barbara starr is live at the piers morgan and, dana, i want to begin with you. we heard from one of the lawmakers in the house committee at one of those stakeouts when the first round of questioning began and the suggestion was that it was tough. can y
to the negotiations, that's exactly what we got here at the white house. president obama brought the bipartisan leaders together. he spoke from a position of confidence having just won the election but he said we need to find common ground and when the bipartisan leadership walked out of the white house and addressed reporters in the driveway, positive notes were all they were singing. here's a montage. >> the framework that i've outlined in our meeting today is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. >> i feel very good about what we were able to talk about in there. >> we're prepared to put revenue on the table, provided we fix the real problem. >> i feel confident that a solution may be in sight. are. >> reporter: this is just the beginning but harry reid said they're not going to wait until december 31st and go right up against the deadline so that's a positive sign. i've got to tell you, senator kent conrad, retiring chairman of the budget committee, offered in a conversation with carl quintanilla and i on "squawk on the street" a potential construct for a ta
. >> time for an early look at stories we'll follow throughout the day on nbc. president obama is set to meet with congressional leaders of both parties at the white house. on thursday republican mitch mcconnell called the president's proposal to bring in $1.6 trillion in tax revenue a joke. >>> a report due out today predicts the cash strapped federal housing administration will need bailout from the u.s. treasury for the first time in its 78-year history and happy birthday to baggy. she turns 35 today. you can stay on top of the latest developments and those stories and others as they break on msnbc and tonight be sure to watch "nbc news with brian williams." here's a look at what's coming up later today on the "today" show. lauren scruggs opens up to savannah about life after the propeller accident that almost killed her. keep it on this channel follow continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," your first stop of the day, today, on your nbc station. have a great weekend. >>> new this morning, air raid
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. >>> developing now from the white house president obama and congressional leaders right now meeting behind closed doors for negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff, something that both sides want to avoid but the big question, how much are they willing to give? here's what the president said within the last hour just before the bargaining began. >> our challenge is to make sure that, you know, we are able to cooperate together, work together, find some common ground, make some tough compromises, build some consensus to do the people's business and what the folks are looking for and i think all of us agree on this is action. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. give us a brief on the expectations going in -- open minded or closed minded from both sides? >> reporter: well, i think both sides are definitely open minded but that is not to say there aren't huge hurdles that they have to get over in order to come to some sort of deal to avoid the fiscal cliff which of course by all accounts if they cannot do that it could lead the economy back into a recession. there is certainly a lo
. investigators still out there trying to find out what went wrong. >>> president obama meets with congressional leaders at the white house this morning. he is pushing for consensus on how to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. the president meets with democratic and republican leaderrers of both the house and senate. the vice president will be there as well. president obama wants any deficit reduction plan to include tax increases on the wealthy. republican leaders are saying they will not accept those higher tax rates. >>> one week after he resigned as cia director divide petraeus is testifying in a closed door intelligence hearing on capitol hill about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. emily is in washington with a report on the hearings. good morning, emily. >> reporter: hi pam. david petraeus' testimony before the house intelligence committee began early. in fact just two hours ago it wrapped up after an hour and a half despite all of the pictures people wanted to get of him going into the closed door hearing. he went in out of the cameras view. once he got into that hearing room n
are the same but the game has changed. president obama invites the who's who to the white house. can reid and boehner get it done this time around? >> what does wall street think about all this? their reaction moves our money. we'll ask a top investor. >> guess who else is watching this closely? the states and they're bracing for impact, but could inaction by congress actually mean more cash at the local level? governors from both parties join us today. >> i'm krystal ball, and there's breaking news in the middle east. israeli troops gathering right now on the gaza border after hamas fires a roktd
. >> it was an interesting meeting at the white house today with president obama. i'll talk about it with reverend jim wallace, president of sojourners. that's next. >>> what i have told leaders privately as well as publicly is that we cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. what we can do is make sure that middle class taxes don't go up. >> president obama vowed earlier this week to make sure taxes don't go up for 98% of americans. and today at the white house, he told the congressional leaders and others that he would hold firm on his pledge. but he also said he's open to new ideas that could help fix some of the nation's financial challenges. i was at the white house today joined by a number of other activists and civic leaders for a meeting with the president. it was a candid and fruitful with a clear message that working people and middle class people and poor people won't get left behind. joining me now, reverend jim wallace, president and ceo of sojourners. he was also in the meeting today. thanks for being here, jim. the president looked like he means business to us. 12 of u
this evening. president obama hosted the cast and crew members from "lincoln" at a special showing at the white house. director steven spielberg, daniel day lieu wois who played abe lincoln and sally field were all expected to attend. you know, i went to the white house theater years ago. and wewatched the uncut "spart i cuss" it was uncomfortable because it there was a's scene that never made it into the movie. it was president bush the first one, we thought, maybe we shouldn't have done this together. doug, is it going to stay cold? >>> looking good. is that tmi? >> that's interesting. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- tim allen. from "modern family," 14-year-old actor, nolan gould.
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